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Search: Posts Made By: Mike Maples
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 08-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By Mike Maples
Mine is 14 inches

Mine is 14 inches
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 08-18-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,274
Posted By Mike Maples
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mu...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMD_6458-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMD_6475-01.jpg
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-17-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By Mike Maples
That's one reason I like the Steeda plates. Since...

That's one reason I like the Steeda plates. Since I was using positive camber shims to bring my negative camber to an acceptable (to me ) level, I was able to adjust at 1/4 degree increments. Mine is...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 08-17-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By Mike Maples
Yes it is lower and the key feature, when...

Yes it is lower and the key feature, when compared to stock, is the lowest portion is also the most forward so your entry angle into or out of a sloped area is drastically different. You have to...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By Mike Maples
Mine was the same way...too much negative camber...

Mine was the same way...too much negative camber due to lowering. Find a GOOD alignment shop in your area and get some measurements from them . Most serious enthusiasts can tell you where one is and...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 07-31-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mike Maples
I'm 56 years old and the 05 GT I bought in April...

I'm 56 years old and the 05 GT I bought in April is the first Mustang I've owned. I was a driving age teenager in the late 60's and early 70's and all I cared about were small block Chevy's. I had a...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
You got it...don't look for Mustang knobs because...

You got it...don't look for Mustang knobs because they are metric. You can find some Camaro and Corvette fittments that are 3/8-16 but most custom balls and knobs have adapters to fit about anything....
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
I'm running Nitto NT 555 Extreme 285/40ZR18 tires...

I'm running Nitto NT 555 Extreme 285/40ZR18 tires on 10" wide wheels all the way around.

There is a place I found that makes shifter balls from any pool ball from the cue to the 15. You can google...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Yep...a little milling, filing and polishing. I...

Yep...a little milling, filing and polishing. I may mod it more at a later date...maybe some fillets and more polishing. I may actually get it chromed this Winter.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Kept it simple...like the Tee shape but wanted...

Kept it simple...like the Tee shape but wanted less and polished it up a little

was...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMD_7021-01.jpg

is...
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Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Got it on Ebay...search for chrome shift(er) ball

Got it on Ebay...search for chrome shift(er) ball
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Mike Maples
Park it in the sun so it's good and hot then use...

Park it in the sun so it's good and hot then use some good old monofilament fishing line like a smooth bladed saw to the separate the parts. Clean off the residue with WD-40.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-18-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By Mike Maples
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mu...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMC_2821-01.jpg
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-18-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Mike Maples
TCI Streetfighter Shifter Mods

Some folks wanted me to post my mods to the TCI Shifter when they were done. Here they are...I kept it simple. Changed the main shifter handle to a 2.25" chrome ball and cut the stock lockout...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-14-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Mike Maples
I never paid that much. I don't get hit with the...

I never paid that much. I don't get hit with the "come out and start" fee because I just wait til he is scheduled at the local lots and meet him there. I have a good relationship with a couple of...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-14-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Mike Maples
Contact a local car lot or body shop and find out...

Contact a local car lot or body shop and find out who they use and recommend for dents and dings which don't warrant body work. I have used a local "Dent Doctor" several times. These guys work magic...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-08-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
It is pretty straight forward but it is different...

It is pretty straight forward but it is different from what most folks are used to. I would not hand the keys to anyone without giving them a 30 second tutorial on its use.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-04-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Mike Maples
You can over-do CF real quick. I was torn about...

You can over-do CF real quick. I was torn about the plenum cover but it tied the fuel rail covers together and made it look just a little cleaner under the hood. There won't be any more CF under...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-03-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Mike Maples
It's a slip on pre-filter which is normally used...

It's a slip on pre-filter which is normally used to keep water out when driving in rain. Around here it helps in Spring to keep pollen off the filter but I keep it on all the time for dust etc.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Mike Maples
Latest, latest mod - Underhood Styling

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMD_7028-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MTSCMike/Mustang/MMD_7024-01.jpg
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Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Sorry...real leather

Sorry...real leather
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-02-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
TCI Shifter $330 Chrome Ball $40 Easy Install...

TCI Shifter $330
Chrome Ball $40
Easy Install (paid the shop to do it!) $140
New cool looking shifter in my GT....PRICELESS!
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-02-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
The shifter has a 3/8-16 thread. The ball I got...

The shifter has a 3/8-16 thread. The ball I got was a 2.25" dia show chrome with 1/2-13 threaded hole and 3 inserts, one of which was 3/8-16.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Ebay, baby...is there anywhere else? :icon_dunce:

Ebay, baby...is there anywhere else? :icon_dunce:
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mike Maples
Yeah...don't think I'll be manually shifting very...

Yeah...don't think I'll be manually shifting very much but I just hated having that piece of factory plastic right there in the big fat middle of everything. It's worth it to me for the looks alone.
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